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Bad News | Thursday May 19

Four intimidations against journalists this week in Italy

Four. So many where in Italy within the week 13 – 19 May  2016 the victims of violations of freedom of expression through threats and abuses of Law and judicial proceeding which names Ossigeno added to the Public table of the names of victims that includs journalists, bloggers and operators intimidated.
Since January 1, 2016 Ossigeno has uncovered 97 threats in Italy with 171 journalists involved which names have been includes in the Table.

Pino Maniàci. Why Ossigeno is correcting its counter
The judicial inquiry and the suspicion of simulation of killing his dogs. How does the Observatort behave in such cases. The precedents

Threats in Italy

Naples. Video operator attacked. Equipment thrown into the sea
Emiliano Carillo ended up in hospital after being hit in the face with a helmet and kicked by four people. Solidarity from ODG Campania, SUGC and UGIV

Caserta. Reporters verbally assaulted for service on the camorra
Marilena Natale and Nicola Baldieri have reported the facts to the police. To threaten them with a complaint and to hamper the filming were two women

Abruzzo. Honorary football team president insults reporter
Andrea Rapino’s “fault” (of Il Centro) was to photograph the protest of fans against the Virtus Lanciano management. Solidarity from regional ODG


Damages. Rejected request by former president of Puglia to reporter
The judge of the Court of Lecce considered unfounded the complaint by Raffaele Fitto. Lino De Matteis is the author of the unauthorized biography Il Governatore (“The Governor”)

Velletri. Judge sides with him but reporter changes job
He’s a bartender now. The Civil Court rejected the request for 50 thousand euro in damages from former mayor Adriano Palozzi for an article on Il Caffè

Blogger Marco Belviso fully acquitted
The former chief editor of Il Perbenista (The Politically Correct) was sued for having givien notice of a dinner between the manager of a regional agency and a senator


Italy. April 2016. The most dangerous news by Ossigeno
This monthly review of acts of intimidation in Italy is produced by Ossigeno per l’Informazione for the European Center for Press and Media Freedom of Leipzig (ECPMF), with the support of the European Union

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